Energy Plus Uses Rate Plan Bait-And-Switch, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey consumer on Wednesday hit Energy Plus Holdings LLC and an affiliate with a proposed federal class action, accusing the utility company of luring customers with bait-and-switch tactics by offering low rates but charging up to 150 percent more than promised.

Lead plaintiff Yue Yu alleged in her complaint that the Philadelphia-based company violated New Jersey state laws by misleading consumers to believe that by switching to Energy Plus, they would save money over their local public utilities.

In reality, Yu claims the firm charges...
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